What does amiable mean?
Definitions for amiable
ˈeɪ mi ə bəlami·able
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amiable, good-humored, good-humouredadjective
disposed to please
"an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective
diffusing warmth and friendliness
"an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.
Etymology: amyable, from amiable, from amicabilis, from amicus, from amo. The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amabilis. Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: aimable, Fr.
That which is good in the actions of men, doth not only delight as profitable, but as amiable also. Richard Hooker.
She told her, while she kept it,
’Twould make her amiable, subdue my father
Intirely to her love; but if she lost it,
Or made a gift of it, my father’s eye
Should hold her loathed. William Shakespeare, Othello.
Spend all, only give me so much time in exchange, as to lay amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford’s wife; use your art of wooing. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
Amiable (1891–1915) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1894 Epsom Oaks and 1,000 Guineas Stakes despite having severe stringhalt in both hind limbs. Amiable raced until she was three years old, retiring in 1895 to the Duke of Portland's Welbeck Stud. Plagued with fertility problems, Amiable was a failure as a broodmare and produced only one foal that survived to adulthood. She was pensioned for the last 11 years of her life and was euthanized at the age of 24 in November 1915.
lovable; lovely; pleasing
friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas
possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman
done out of love
Etymology: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ām′i-a-bl, adj. lovable: worthy of love: of sweet disposition.—ns. Amiabil′ity, Am′iableness, quality of being amiable, or of exciting love.—adv. Am′iably. [O. Fr. amiable, friendly—L. amicabilis, from amicus, a friend; there is a confusion in meaning with O. Fr. amable (mod. Fr. aimable), lovable—L. amabilis—am-āre, to love.]
Amiable vs. Amicable -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Amiable and Amicable.
The numerical value of amiable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of amiable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of amiable in a Sentence
In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
The greatest and most amiable privilege which the rich enjoy over the poor is that which they exercise the least--the privilege of making others happy.
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
In this world no one rules by love if you are but amiable, you are no hero to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
A man's errors are what make him amiable.
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- дружелюбен, приветлив, мил, любезен, симпатиченBulgarian
- liebenswürdig, liebenswertGerman
- afable, amableSpanish
- rakastettava, ystävällinenFinnish
- affettuoso, amabile, affabileItalian
- hūmārika, whakahoahoaMāori
- добродушный, любезный, дружественный, симпатичный, привлекательный, милый, дружелюбный, приветливыйRussian
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